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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

* Share your holiday traditions and greetings!

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and our fall semester is quickly coming to a close! As you prepare to head home for the holidays, UE wants to know: what is your favorite holiday tradition?

The University would like to feature a video sharing the holiday traditions of students around the world and in America, and we need your help! If you'd like to be included in this project, please record a video sharing your favorite tradition. Our students and faculty come from diverse backgrounds, and the holiday season is a great time to learn about cultures and traditions!

Additionally, if you are an international student or come from a multicultural background, we would like to learn more about your holiday greetings. Please record a short video sharing your holiday greetings in your native language and UE will create a video showing holiday messages from around the world!

All videos can be uploaded to a designated OneDrive folder. You may also provide a link to the file on OneDrive, Dropbox, or Google Drive and email Please upload all videos by Wednesday, November 18!

Some video guidelines to keep in mind when recording:

  • Film your video horizontally (wide screen)
  • Don't record your video extremely closeup (in case cropping is necessary)
  • Leave a 2 or 3-second gap before you start speaking so your voice isn't cut off in the videos
  • If you choose to record outside, make sure there is no wind noise or other sounds in the background

If you have any questions, please contact Julie Bryant, university relations coordinator, at


COVID-19 Corner

* Been positive for COVID-19? You can still get it again! Stay safe, Aces.

Per the CDC, It is still unknown how long the antibodies protect someone from reinfection. Therefore, prevention practices must be practiced even if someone has recovered.


Upcoming Events

* Post-Election Prayer and Meditation

No matter the results of this year's presidential election (or if we even know the results right away), it has been an emotionally and spiritually exhausting experience for a lot of us. At 2PM on Wednesday, come to Memorial Plaza for a brief time of interfaith prayer. We will process together and give ourselves permission to breathe.

* This Week with Student Christian Fellowship

1) FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6 - FOCUS (SCF's Monthly Worship Gathering)
• This Friday @ 5pm in Neu Chapel
• Join us for fellowship, musical worship, and Biblically-based teaching

2) FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6 - S'more Fun
• Following our FOCUS gathering we will be having a time of bonfire and S'mores
• This Friday @ 7:30 at (3012 Oak St. Evansville, IN)

3) SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 - 12 Hour Prayer Vigil (Virtual) for Peace and Unity
• Pray with us for our country, for our city, and for our campus that there be unity and peace in this time of turmoil and strife
• Join us and sign-up for a 15 minute time slot (or more) this Saturday from 7am-7pm

* I-House New Zealand

This week in I-House we have Jayme-Lee Hunter. She is a senior soccer player majoring in civil engineering. Born in New Zealend, she loves drinking coffee and staying outdoors. Her favorite part of UE is the community that fill the university she chose to play to with life. Join us and learn more about New Zealand and Jayme on Eykamp 253 at 7pm on Wednesday November 1st!

* Louisville Mega Caverns on Nov. 7

The Venturing Crew has organized an excursion into the Louisville Mega Caverns. This event is open to the entire UE community with a fee of $40. There will be high ropes, underground zip-lining, and lots of friends and memories to make. Sign up on UEngage before November 4, 2020. If you have any queries, contact



Info You Should Know

* New Gerontology Course Offered for Spring 2021

Looking for a course for the spring? Consider the new Gerontology course: GT 411- Aging and Elders in Film! This course will explore the ways that films reflect and create social constructs for later life, examine biases and stereotypes, and analyze film’s depiction and construction of aging across the life course through an intersectional lens of gender, class, race and ethnicity, (dis)ability, and sexual orientation.

GT 411- Aging and Elders in Film satisfies one of the requirements for the Gerontology Certificate. For more information, please contact Dr. Mari Plikuhn, Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Gerontology Center, at

* Careers in Chiropractic Medicine

Ever been curious about chiropractic medicine? Come join BiSci Club on Tuesday, November 3rd at 6 pm to hear Kaley Kilapatrick, an admissions counselour at Sherman College, speak about careers in chiropractry and their program at Sherman. This event will take place completely over zoom, and you do have to register in advance using this link: Once you register, you will be sent a unique link to join the zoom meeting. Contact Corinne Croslyn (cc321) for any questions or details!

* Mental Health Seminar: Impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of UE students


The senior nursing students are hosting a mental health seminar. This seminar will take place on November 5th in SOBA 170 from 6-7pm. The seminar will cover topics including: how COVID has impacted mental health, available resources, personal experiences, what to look for in a friend that may be experiencing mental illness, and things to do during social isolation. If you have an interest in attending this seminar please sign up on UE engage or use this link to sign up If you go to sign up and there are no more seats available the seminar will be available on zoom due to the limited number of people allowed in the same room. Please contact Alexis Welte (AW422) with any questions or if you are in need of the zoom link.

* Fall Healthy Behavior Challenge- The Great Start-Up

Sign up for the fall healthy behavior challenge today! Email to register for this 8 week challenge. This new challenge is focused on starting your day on the right foot for a successful, healthy day to follow! Participants can earn $150.00 in HRA credits. Challenge will run 11/8/2020- 01/08/2021.

* Changelab Habitat

The neuromarketing lab is conducting a survey for the Habitat for Humanity organization. We are looking for responses to various taglines. The survey will be given through Qualtrics and will ask to record for your visual reaction. Your video will only be for the purpose of this research and will not be shown or distributed to anyone besides the neuromarketing research team. The survey is worth 3 extra credit points. The deadline to complete the survey will be November 5 by the end of the day.

Contact Brittani Bullock, and Lora Becker to participate.

* Volunteering to Make Decorations for International Bazaar


International Bazaar is looking for students to make decorations in the Moore Hall Basement from now until November 20th. Sign-up with a friend, make new ones, or take time to relax after a long school day, all while unleashing your inner artist! No previous skill required!

If you have any questions contact

* Make a Difference and Get Class Credit

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Don’t wait until you graduate – make a difference now! Check out the list of ChangeLab courses available for the Spring semester. For more information, visit



* Congratulations to the Civil Engineering Scholarship Recipients

Five UE civil engineering students received the 2020 Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana (APAI) scholarship.

  • Robert Coulter (Civil Engineering Sophomore)
  • Holli Buretta (Civil Engineering Senior)
  • Leta Bassett (Civil Engineering Senior)
  • Reid McIntire (Civil Engineering Senior)
  • Dalton Selvidge (Civil Engineering Senior)

The APAI Scholarship Program exists to financially assist students enrolled at Indiana colleges and universities majoring in civil engineering, construction management or construction technology and who have an interest in a career in the heavy/highway or asphalt construction industry. The scholarship recipients were selected after interviewed by the APAI scholarship committee. The scholarship award will be presented during the 2020 Virtual APAI Winter Conference.

Congratulations to the scholarship recipients.



* John Andrews takes the helm of UE golf program

University of Evansville Director of Athletics Mark Spencer has announced the appointment of John Andrews as the head men’s and women’s golf coach for the Purple Aces.

Andrews joins the UE program after serving in a similar capacity at IUPUI from 1998 through 2017.  In his time with the Jaguars, Andrews directed the team to seven NCAA Regional appearances.  A 3-time conference coach of the year honoree, Andrews oversaw three conference championships at IUPUI.

“It is an honor to join the University of Evansville and to be able to take over for Coach (Jim) Hamilton.  I have a great deal of respect for what he has done – he was a tremendous college coach and golf instructor,” Andrews exclaimed.  “He will be a huge help as we transition.”

“I am ready to get to campus and get started!  It is so exciting to be able to work with the student-athletes on both teams – Coach Hamilton has raved about every one of them.  We will immediately begin working on setting up our travel, practice and tournament schedules for this season.”

He brings a long history of directing his student-athletes to careers at the professional level.  Andrews has directed a slate of current professional players who include: Michael Davan, Jose Pablo Segurola, Santiago Ruiz, Cole Adams and Aneta Abrahamova.  IUPUI players who have completed their professional careers feature: Adam Darrow, Kristi O’Brien Moster and Rob van de Vin while Rylan Porter and Sarah Poitras are current PGA members.

After joining the Jaguar program as head coach in 1998, Andrews found success shortly after, leading the men’s team to the Mid-Continent Conference Championship in 2002 while garnering his first Coach of the Year honor.  His program accomplished both feats three years later, earning another league crown while being named the top coach in the conference.

While the Mid-Continent Conference rebranded as the Summit League in 2007, Andrews found similar success in 2012, helping his team win another conference championship in a season that culminated in his third Coach of the Year honor.  Andrews’ NCAA Regional appearances (with either team or individual) came in 2002, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015.  In regular season action, he saw his teams combine for 34 tournament championships including a remarkable total of eight wins in the 2011-12 campaign while posting the best win/loss percentage in the nation.  In the first round of the 2012 Summit League Tournament, his team shot a 20-under par for the lowest Division I round of the entire season.

Individual players earned five conference medalist titles under his watch and that success translated into even higher numbers in the classroom.  Over the course of his tenure at IUPUI, Andrews had 27 golfers earn Academic All-America Scholar recognition, 127 student-athletes recognized with Academic All-Conference accolades and 308 earn a spot on the Academic Advisors List.

He has been a PGA member since 1995 and was the PGA Teaching Professional at Saddlebrook Golf Club in Indianapolis from 1996 through 1999.  His playing career spanned from a junior career all the way through the professional ranks. 

His professional career saw him spend time in the PGA Tour School Stage 2, South African PGA Tour and Tour del Pacifico, which is the South American Tour.  He was medalist in a PGA Tour Qualifying event in South Africa while taking top honors in the PGA Tournament Series.  He is also an Indianapolis Open Champion.

Andrews attended Indiana University where he was the team captain of the men’s golf squad.  A 3-time US Amateur participant – Andrews earned two medalist honors while advancing to the quarterfinals in the Western Amateur.  Prior to his college career, Andrews was a State High School Champion, a 3-time American Junior Golf Association All-American and the Indiana State Junior Medalist.  He participated in two US Junior Amateurs.

“Throughout my time in Indiana, I have always heard about how good of a golf community Evansville is,” Andrews continued.  “I have had the privilege of meeting so many who are part of that and I look forward to getting to know them even better while meeting new people in the area.”


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